What’s Current: Women’s co-working space The Wing forced to change admission policy to include men

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  • After a 53-year-old man brought a “gender discrimination” lawsuit against The Wing, a women’s co-working space, the startup was forced to change their rules to allow men. In a statement, The Wing says they have “adopted written membership policies to ensure that The Wing’s staff is trained not to make assumptions about someone’s identity based on how they present, or to ask prospective members or guests to self-identify.” Jezebel misreported the change as being about inclusivity towards “non-binary” people.
  • A new month-long campaign called Januhairy is encouraging women to grow out and “love and accept” their body hair while raising money for charity.
  • Two men and one woman used Tinder to recruit women and force them into prostitution.
  • Domestic violence shelters that rely on federal funding are struggling to remain open as the government shutdown reaches two weeks. Most shelters rely on federal funds to cover rent, staff, and other expenses.
  • A woman who has been in a vegetative state for 10 years became pregnant and gave birth, prompting police to investigate possible sexual abuse at her health facility.
  • London’s Feminist Library has been saved from closure after supporters came together and raised £35,000.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.